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Welcome to NICA!

The National Independent Concessionaires Association is a membership-driven organization dedicated to strengthening relationships with the Fair, Festival, and Special Events Industries through effective communication, benefits, education, leadership, and solutions.

Our growing membership includes over 1000 mobile food and retail Concessionaires, Fairs, Festivals, and Associate Members in the Industry-related companies in the United States and Canada. NICA's large number of benefits include discounts on variety of items including food, beverages, supplies, travel, and lodging, so you can make the most of your season. 

NICA participates in a majority of State Fair annual conventions along with the WFA Convention and NICA Sysco Marketplace in January, NICA Business Expo and Fare Foods Food Show in February, Florida Federation of Fairs Convention and Trade Show in May, IFEA Convention and Expo in September, and IAFE Convention and Trade Show in November.

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Thriving While Surviving Together

For NICA, 2022 marks 29 years as an organization. Our theme for 2022 is “Thriving While Surviving!” NICA works with many of our sister organizations like CAFE, IAFE, IFEA, OABA, WFA, State and Provincial Fair Associations, and more to resolve the many issues facing the Industry such as rising costs, labor, transfer of ownership, and more. Now, as we close out our 29th year of forward thinking and enforcing the NICA mission of strengthening relationships with the Fair, Festival and Special Event Industries through effective communication, benefits, education, leadership and solutions, it continues to be important that we keep pace with an ever-changing world.


February 14-16, 2022

Join us February 14-16, 2022 at the beautiful Sheraton Tampa Brandon Hotel, located at 10221 Princess Palm Ave. Tampa, FL, for the 2022 NICA Business Expo and Fare Foods Food Show. This year’s theme is “Thriving While Surviving,” which is a fitting description of how our Industry is emerging in the Post-Pandemic world. Come and learn all about the new food trends for 2022 and participate in some exciting new educational seminars and roundtables that will be offered at the event.

See the latest issue of NICA News for an overview of the event and stay tuned to NICA communications for additional details and programming information.

NOTE: Please pre-register by Sunday, February 13, 2022 to avoid an on-site registration fee of $10. All proceeds will benefit the NICA Foundation.

The discount and savings programs that NICA has negotiated with our premiere partners are just another way we are building relationships throughout this industry in order to bring much needed and REAL benefits to our members. See the latest Benefit Booklet for more details.

Member Directory

As a NICA Member, you have 24/7 access to your online Membership Directory.

Member Benefits

View our full benefits list and see how you can save more than the cost of a membership.

Industry Associations

Our sister organizations include IAFE, WFA, IAAPA, IISA, OABA, and CAFE.

Event Calendar

View our event calendar to see upcoming deadlines, events, and shows for NICA.

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